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“Good basic hotel close to sights”
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San Polo
Ranked #27 of 70 Hotels in Salamanca
West Sussex, England
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Good basic hotel close to sights”
Reviewed 13 November 2013

Our room and bathroom was clean and reasonably spacious, though strangely apart from a wardrobe there was nowhere to put our clothes (no drawers or shelves), we largely lived out of our suitcase. The self service breakfast was adequate.
The location was good, within easy walking distance of the centre and all the major sites. I would strongly recommend the Casa Lis, an Art Deco Museum in an Art Deco building - wonderful.

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Berkshire
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Reviewed 31 October 2013

San Polo Hotel was built on the site of the church - San Polo. Part of the ruins make up a patio area beautifully laid out and intriguingly looking like Roman remains. The position of the hotel is ideally central with just ten minutes walk to the magnificent Plaza Mayor, five minutes to the old and new cathedrals, plus many more attractions. Walk away from town a few minutes, you can cross the river and walk down to the old Roman bridge with striking views from the opposite bank. We caught the right moment with a setting sun illuminating the cathedral. The hotel was very well organised, clean and efficient. Breakfast was a bit crowded until someone pointed out an adjoining area, but the bacon and eggs etc. were plentiful and hot with many other alternatives. Breakfast is not a big thing at home, so this spoilt us for a few days. Noise has been mentioned elsewhere, and it is true that buses go quite close, but we found the heavy double-glazing easily dealt with this and at night, the traffic stopped anyway. We slept very well.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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Reviewed 25 October 2013

San Polo was a lovely hotel , fantastic views of the cathedral and the city . We were part of a tour and were treated well , the rooms clean and ample size ,over all hotel well cared for.
The location is ideal within walking distance of this beautiful city.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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lytham st annes
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

We stayed here for two nights in mid-October on a tour with Riviera Travel and the hotel room, breakfast and location were far better than we expected from the negative comments on Tripadvisor. It has to deserve four stars and offers excellent value for money. The only downside was the difficulty opening our bedroom door, a problem shared by others and one of the hazards of the ubiquitous plastic credit card style room keys.

Room Tip: Try for a view of the Cathedrals.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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2 reviews
Reviewed 20 October 2013

Great location, excellent staff and service. Breakfast is optional but worth every penny. You can walk to all the great sights in Salamanca from this hotel. Make sure if you can to ask to stay on the 4th floor... the view is extraordinary! The dinner menu is not large but the food is great!

Room Tip: 4th floor a must!
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Whitchurch, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2013 via mobile

Stayed at this Hotel for two nights as part of a organised tour (Riviera Travel)
Very good location 10 mts. Walk from the main square, good size comfortable room, could do with some drawer space.
Breakfast was a bit of a "bun fight" due to lack of seating in small bar dining area but all in all a satisfactory stay

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Preston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 October 2013

Very impressed with this hotel, where we stayed for 2 nights. Before travelling, I'd read some poor reviews but we were pleasantly surprised with the quality of the room and communal areas (ncluding a lovely courtyard) and the service was fine (if you don't expect fluent English).
The location is great...5 mins walk into the beautiful mediaeval centre and the Convent of San Esteban is just round the corner. View of the cathedral from our room (306) was spectacular, especially lit-up at night! Breakfasts were fine and although we didn't take dinner in the hotel, the tapas we had one evening were tasty (although there was a limited choice).

Would readily stay again when we re-visit gorgeous Salamanca!

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the cathedral have great views. We didn't have an issue with road noise (altho...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: San Polo
Address: Lugar Arroyo Santo Domingo 2, 37008 Salamanca, Spain
Region: Spain > Castile and Leon > Province of Salamanca > Salamanca
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #27 of 70 Hotels in Salamanca
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — San Polo 3*
Number of rooms: 36
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